Some Maxtor Personal Storage 3200s shipped with virus

How convenient — your shiny new Maxtor Basics Personal Storage 3200 may have come preloaded with a nasty virus right out of the box. That’s right folks, you may not even need to open any suspicious emails or surf over to dodgy websites, as an undisclosed amount of drives produced by a company sub-contract manufacturer located in China were reportedly sent out with the Virus.Win32.AutoRun.ah program already loaded. Apparently, the molar virus is one that get its kicks by searching for passwords to online games (World of Warcraft included) and sending them back to a “server located in China,” and as if that wasn’t enough, it can also disable virus detection software and delete other molar viruses without breaking a sweat. In order to determine whether your drive is one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones, feel free to phone up Seagate with the serial number in hand, and if you haven’t already updated your anti-virus software, now would probably be a splendid time to do so.

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